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Old 10-19-2012, 01:22 PM
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Prevent Mold During Winter Storage?

Whats the best way to keep mold growth down in the interior over the off season? I have heard damp rid or charcoal work well. Any other ideas?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:45 PM
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Whats the best way to keep mold growth down in the interior over the off season? I have heard damp rid or charcoal work well. Any other ideas?
Ventilation.

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Ventilation is the best bet. Even a box fan inside the cover (or not), run 24/7. I do not cover my boat (garaged) to keep it aired out.

I also keep the upholstery treated with 303.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:52 PM
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Damprid and x2 on ventilation of some sort. Seems obvious, but also make sure it's dry before covering it up for the year.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:44 PM
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Damprid and x2 on ventilation of some sort. Seems obvious, but also make sure it's dry before covering it up for the year.
Yes but DAmprid won't make it the whole winter. I would suggest a dehumidifier set on auto drain out of a hose.

DAmprid can get pretty nasty after it has soaked up its limit of moisture.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:04 PM
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Never had a problem. The dehumidifier scares me. I thought of trying it once upon a time, but it's like starting it up periodically with the cover on and never running the blower. I know that's overstating it, but I still feel like it's risking something unnecessarily. Two things of damp rid, one front and one back and making sure the cover doesn't touch vinyl always worked for me. Of course your results may vary. These days the boat sits in the garage year round anyway. It's nice to touch when I go to and come from work.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:12 PM
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Yeah I bought 6 things of DampRid figuring that would take care of the moisture. One quart size container lasted a week. When you put your cover on, make sure there are multiple large openings that rain can't get into. When I set up my cover, I could just about climb into my boat in front of the windshield on both sides without touching the cover. If you have that kind of circulation, you'll be golden.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:54 AM
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I've had good luck with Damprid in my boat. I run in salt so I completely empty my boat before wrapping. All ropes,anchors, life jackets, etc. I also prop open any seat cushions I can and make sure the boat is totally dry before wrapping.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:15 AM
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GoldenRod! I use these for two reasons. One they keep the engine compartment warm and two they keep the inside of the boat dry. http://www.goldenroddehumidifiers.com/
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I put 12 lbs of damprid in. Well see how it goes
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Whats the best way to keep mold growth down in the interior over the off season? I have heard damp rid or charcoal work well. Any other ideas?
Move to Phoenix? Honestly, mold is not something we have a problem with out here.
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